This only one day after Harper suggested that the campaign would get dirty and nasty. He knew that of course because that's what they had planned.
Their new ads and Harper himself said that Dion said he would raise the GST and take away the $100.00/child cheque. Lies.
When told that Dion has responded at a press conference today Harper said that Dion's denial is not credible because he (Dion) voted against both policies in the House. Yep, you read that right. Because he opposed the policy, to a Conservative automatically translates to 'he'll reverse the decision', even if Dion on many occasions has said clearly he will NOT raise the GST, nor will he eliminate the Child Care (cough) benefit.
Did the lies stop there? Of course not. More distortion about the Green Shift and finally his ridiculous assertion that Elizabeth May should not be included in the debates because she's a Liberal. Harper obviously forgets that the PC's and the Liberals did not run against him when he became leader, but he uses the fact that the Lib's aren't running anyone against May to call her a Lib.
Then the icing on the cake. Harper was asked if he would abide by Election Canada's laws on spending and not use the In and Out scheme. He said he'd abide by the rules as they have be laid out for this election just as he did last time. That sounds like a yes to me. Moreover, I've heard that Poillievre was shooting off his mouth at a church picnic about the In and Out scheme. He was asked if the party would use the practice again and he apparently replied 'sure we should It worked last time. It's legal after all'. Now, that's hearsay so take it for what it's worth, but I think the question should continue to be asked.
This really is coming down to integrity and honesty. A leader who lies is not a leader at all. He's dangerous.
Update - They, (read Harper) are keeping May out of the debate. Whether or not you wanted her in because of how she may effect your candidate, this is wrong. The consortium is saying there would be no debate if she were included because others would back out. Well the only one who has alluded to doing that was Harper. What a coward.